Category Archives: 2020 Harvest

Garden Planning

Now is the perfect time to be working on getting your garden beds or containers ready for planting! Cool season crops are very happy to grow in these temperatures – Spinach, kale, lettuce, radishes and peas are all great for … Continue reading

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Bread Lab – Round 2

Yesterday I worked on a recipe that is a little less challenging than the wild yeast sourdough that I usually make with our flour. I started with a recipe from my favorite Williams-Sonoma baking book and made an adjustment to … Continue reading

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Seed Potatoes

Today we picked up part of our seed potato order. This part came from Vermont Valley – an organic potato grower in Wisconsin. We ordered extra so we could offer some for sale. Potatoes are easily grown in containers or … Continue reading

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Grinding wheat this morning

I’ve been baking more bread than usual while we have been staying home so had used all of our flour. So, this morning we brought the stone grinder out for grinding some of our Turkey Red wheat into flour.  We … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Life

We have been working hard to get our seeds started and growing for your eating and gardening pleasure. The greenhouse is bursting at the seams! We will have our usual selection (plus a few new varieties) of heirloom tomatoes, sweet … Continue reading

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Goat Milk Soap

Here is what the CDC says about soap for hand washing: Regular soap and water clean germs away rather than killing them, but that’s still a key step in reducing infection, the CDC points out. Washing your hands with soap and water is one … Continue reading

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First signs of Spring

We will have Herb Planters again this year and have a couple of new additions – sage and chocolate mint!

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Greenhouse Sunshine

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Seed starting Time!

The greenhouse is cleaned and organized, the seeds, organic soil and Fertil Pots are here and we will soon be in Full Seed Starting mode!

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Creekside winter products

Even though our farmstand is closed for the winter, we still have some of our products available for pick-up at our farm. Please contact us ahead of coming out pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com 815-467-5259 or message us through Facebook Ask us what scents … Continue reading

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Surprise chore

Today’s surprise chore was adding fencing over the baby chicks. Yesterday we found 4 dead and a Coopers hawk in the barn. It was a pretty big job but we had some fencing that was donated last fall and prefer … Continue reading

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Farm excitement

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Spring Soap

First batch of soap for 2020 is Lilac.                                           Local goat milk, olive oil, coconut oil, tallow, shea butter, castor … Continue reading

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Whipped salve

This morning’s salve trial. I used calendula infused olive oil, comfrey infused coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, vitamin E oil and lavender and rosemary EO’s I whipped it as it cooled because I prefer the texture. It doesn’t feel as … Continue reading

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